This Week’s Topic:
What was the best book you read in May?
This is a slamdunk won by Cath Crowley for Graffiti Moon.
This book took me by total surprise. It’s not a complicated story and it spans a mere 24 hours and yet this read was magical. The prose is poetic with changing POVs that are both quirky and refreshing. The fact that this story was set in Australia, where I lived briefly in 2009, only furthered my appreciation for the author who so effortlessly captured an important aspect of Australian culture: graffiti artists. There are no thrills and spills in this quiet tale about young people struggling through the awkwardness of who they are and who they want to be. I strongly recommend this book to anyone who appreciates art and is looking for a slice of life story with an unusual slant.
Here’s the blurb courtesy of Goodreads:
Senior year is over, and Lucy has the perfect way to celebrate: tonight, she’s going to find Shadow, the mysterious graffiti artist whose work appears all over the city. He’s out there somewhere—spraying color, spraying birds and blue sky on the night—and Lucy knows a guy who paints like Shadow is someone she could fall for. Really fall for. Instead, Lucy’s stuck at a party with Ed, the guy she’s managed to avoid since the most awkward date of her life. But when Ed tells her he knows where to find Shadow, they’re suddenly on an all-night search around the city. And what Lucy can’t see is the one thing that’s right before her eyes.
What was your favourite May read?